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08-07-17, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By yak

I had some issues with battery life, made a...

I had some issues with battery life, made a couple of changes to the settings that helped immensely. Set the screen to backlight timeout after 15 seconds, turned off GLONASS (works fine on just GPS),...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-15, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By yak

UPDATE: Wheels are running true, no issues. But...

UPDATE: Wheels are running true, no issues. But their $25 ti skewers are absolute garbage. The nut and lever seem to be aluminum painted black. The nut is so soft that it stripped when I tightened...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By yak

I don't think they would be considered tubeless...

I don't think they would be considered tubeless ready, they have spoke holes in the rim bed, but they sealed up nice with some stan's tape.

I think I was reading around 17 on the park...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-15, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By yak

Yeah, I was quite surprised (and pleased) at how...

Yeah, I was quite surprised (and pleased) at how plush they feel. I'm riding them at 90/95 F/R, may try a little less. I'm a bit under 170 lbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-15, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By yak

Yes, that's what I'm running, Orange Seal's 60's.

Yes, that's what I'm running, Orange Seal's 60's.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-15, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By yak

No issues, they ride great and they're not...

No issues, they ride great and they're not bulging anymore. But if I had to do it all over again, I would just buy the rims and have my local guy build them up. Still, I'm happy with them.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By yak

As promised, a few photoids ...

As promised, a few photoids

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/yakkk/IMG_5072_zpsl3qiwyou.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/yakkk/media/IMG_5072_zpsl3qiwyou.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-15, 03:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,116
Posted By yak

You may be able to get it checked for free if...

You may be able to get it checked for free if it's under 50 lbs and you say it is a trade show booth. This worked for my buddy, It helps if the case doesn't scream bicycle with stickers, etc. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-15, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By yak

So I got my rims about 8 days after they were...

So I got my rims about 8 days after they were shipped. Rim quality looks great, but i noticed the rims were bulging slightly around the nipples on the front wheel. Turns out they were way...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,643
Posted By yak

Running Light-bicycle carbon rims tubeless

After a couple of problem-free years riding light-bicycle carbon mtb rims, I've decided to take the plunge and ordered up a set of tubeless-ready 38mm carbon clincher wheels from light-bicycle.com. I...
04-18-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By yak

[QUOTE=oldnslow2;17731413]OK.... The Emonda...

[QUOTE=oldnslow2;17731413]OK....

The Emonda had Bontrager Speed Stop direct mount brakes, but the release is in the brake caliper.

Did you contact Trek support? It might take a day but they do...
04-18-15, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By yak

The Madone has direct mount brakes, the rear is...

The Madone has direct mount brakes, the rear is under the frame behind the BB, so this adjuster also has a quick release lever that allows you to remove the tire. It's not just a standard barrel...
04-18-15, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By yak

It's the one with the white housing in this...

It's the one with the white housing in this picture

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04-18-15, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By yak

That might work. But I'm not sure I'd like the...

That might work. But I'm not sure I'd like the way it would look. I'm such a weenie when it comes to clean lines.
04-18-15, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By yak

Madone 7 cable adjuster noise

I just bought a 2012 Madone 7, and the inline cable adjuster rattles on rough pavement. Does anyone have a MacGruber hack to silence it? I was thinking maybe an o-ring or a soft foam donut?
08-13-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,134
Posted By yak

Thanks for mentioning this video. I was going to...

Thanks for mentioning this video. I was going to suggest this as an alternative to paying a shop to do it. It's the last bit of bike maintenance that I haven't tried yet, mainly because it's so cheap...
08-12-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,134
Posted By yak

Any qualified bike shop should be able to service...

Any qualified bike shop should be able to service the fork and install new seals. They'll know better once they open up the fork. I have mine serviced at my LBS every year, it costs me about $60. You...
07-29-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 17,382
Posted By yak

This (http://www.pinkbike.com/video/243228/) is...

This (http://www.pinkbike.com/video/243228/) is how Santa Cruz tested some of its frames
10-01-13, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By yak

Stolen Bike Alert

A buddy had his Pivot Mach 429 stolen on Sunday from outside the Harvard U library. It's a well-worn red aluminum with a replacement rear triangle that is black, not red. The black rear triangle...
04-29-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,615
Posted By yak

bananas

bananas
04-29-13, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,455
Posted By yak

Manuel Beastley = Adam Craig

Manuel Beastley = Adam Craig
04-22-13, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 549
Posted By yak

Many of these will result in a fake email that...

Many of these will result in a fake email that looks like it is from Paypal. Some may be phishing attempts, hoping you'll click on the links in the email thinking you're logging onto Paypal. Others...
04-16-13, 08:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,180
Posted By yak

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/yakkk/IMG_0...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/yakkk/IMG_0530_zpsc59d73c8.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/yakkk/media/IMG_0530_zpsc59d73c8.jpg.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-13, 07:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,222
Posted By yak

Magura is using a carbon/thermoplastic mix to...

Magura is using a carbon/thermoplastic mix to create the master cylinders of some of their MT brakes. Here's what they had to say about it:

The MAGURA Research Team has been analyzing rigidity...
03-29-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By yak

yes, that post does not have any setback. Try...

yes, that post does not have any setback. Try something like the Thomson Elite (http://bikethomson.com/seatposts/elite-seatpost-series/)
03-25-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,194
Posted By yak

"You ever hear the saying "you run into an...

"You ever hear the saying "you run into an @sshole in the morning, you ran into an @sshole. You run into @ssholes all day, you're the @sshole"
11-01-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 911
Posted By yak

For iPhone users, she can log into your iCloud...

For iPhone users, she can log into your iCloud account, the "Find my iPhone" function will drop a pin on a map for her to see exactly where you are.
Forum: Northeast
06-28-12, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By yak

Don't forget to try a few flavors from a rack or...

Don't forget to try a few flavors from a rack or two of sample beers at the Newes from America Pub (http://www.kelley-house.com/dining_news_from_america.asp).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-12, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By yak

Or just buy your Garmin through REI. Lifetime...

Or just buy your Garmin through REI. Lifetime replacement policy, no questions asked....
06-25-12, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By yak

I just started using the 800, and there is an...

I just started using the 800, and there is an option to toggle on/off rerouting (which allows the unit to recalculate your route, say if you missed a turn and want the quickest way to get back on...
06-04-12, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,203
Posted By yak

Check your rim tape. Sometimes it slips enough to...

Check your rim tape. Sometimes it slips enough to one side to let the tube protrude into the nipple cavity. It can be hard to spot.
Forum: Northeast
05-16-12, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,161
Posted By yak

I've done it a few times as part of the MS...

I've done it a few times as part of the MS century (also on a compact). We've always attacked it from the North side, Luce-Pattison-Notch Rd. If you want a real ball-busting climb, try starting from...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-12, 12:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,309
Posted By yak

Oh I don't know about that. ...

Oh I don't know about that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaQJB_bWA4c (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaQJB_bWA4c)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-12, 11:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,404
Posted By yak

Tangerine nipples ...

Tangerine nipples

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/yakkk/IMG_4106.jpg
12-21-11, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By yak

+1 :thumb:

+1 :thumb:
12-15-11, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By yak

competed in my first endurance race (Vt50), won...

competed in my first endurance race (Vt50), won my first XC race, improved my technical skills, made a few road trips to ride some new places
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By yak

Under a buck a cartridge (plus shipping) ...

Under a buck a cartridge (plus shipping)

http://www.amazon.com/30-Gram-Threaded-CO2-Cartridges/dp/B0015V45F4
12-06-11, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,294
Posted By yak

Good job sourcing a cheaper solution. When...

Good job sourcing a cheaper solution.

When it comes time to replace the o-rings on the spindles, here's (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/201421-Speedplay-O-rings) what I found.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-11, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By yak

Yes. I just installed BR7900 pads on my SRAM Red...

Yes. I just installed BR7900 pads on my SRAM Red brakes.
12-02-11, 03:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,175
Posted By yak

I had the same problem with Simvastatin, I could...

I had the same problem with Simvastatin, I could barely walk down the stairs the morning after a hard ride.
I'm taking Niaspan now and with the exception of an occasional flushing, have no side...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,186
Posted By yak

Just keep pedaling ...

Just keep pedaling

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/yakkk/pug.jpg
10-26-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By yak

If you don't mind the weight, then the Pugs is...

If you don't mind the weight, then the Pugs is the way to go.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-11, 01:13 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,495
Posted By yak

+2 My compact shifts flawlessly, but I did spend...

+2 My compact shifts flawlessly, but I did spend a lot of time on the initial setup getting it just right.
Forum: Northeast
08-31-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By yak

I rode my first one this year. Didn't have enough...

I rode my first one this year. Didn't have enough training miles under my belt, so I was cooked by the lunch stop after 39 miles on the 115K loop. The run down Green River road was indeed beautiful....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-11, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By yak

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=SPD-SL+Cleat+Fixing+Nut

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=SPD-SL+Cleat+Fixing+Nut
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-11, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By yak

I run a 50/34 with a 105 11-25, KMC chain, no...

I run a 50/34 with a 105 11-25, KMC chain, no problems (or noise) cross-chaining
08-10-11, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,138
Posted By yak

Specialized S-Works Prevail is the most...

Specialized S-Works Prevail is the most comfortable helmet I've ever tried on. I'm ditching my Giro asap.
07-27-11, 10:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,544
Posted By yak

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/yakkk/Munso...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/yakkk/MunsonRoadJune152006.jpg

Monson Road, East Longmeadow
06-29-11, 04:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,286
Posted By yak

What about peeing on a long downhill?

What about peeing on a long downhill?
06-23-11, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,490
Posted By yak

dubbly posty

dubbly posty
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